Erik Dalton, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Freedom From Pain Institute and the developer of Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques®. Dalton is a respected author and educator who teaches internationally to massage therapists, athletic therapists, functional movement and pain managements specialists. He has produced top-selling books, videos and massage home-study courses which offer "Certified Myoskeletal Therapist" certification. In 2008 Erik Dalton was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. In addition to his busy teaching and writing endeavors, he has managed to maintain a 32 year full-time manual therapy practice.